Heart Attack: Patients Given Aspirin on Arrival

What does it mean?
Aspirin should be given to heart attack patients as soon as chest pain appears, but no later than on arrival to the emergency room.

Why is it important?
When aspirin is given after a heart attack, it increases a patient’s chance to survive by over thirty percent (30%).

What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of heart attack victims receiving aspirin at their arrival to the emergency room.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.